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Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour

  • Experience both kayaking and snorkeling on this Kauai combo tour
  • Paddle down Hanalei River and through Hanalei Bay
  • Look for sea turtles and fish while snorkeling in Bay Reef Lagoon
Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
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Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Paddle and swim through some of Kauai's most recognizable scenery on a combo kayak and snorkel tour of Hanalei Bay. Put aside navigation worries as your guide leads the way down the Hanalei River and into the bay and sets up a picnic lunch with views of Makana Peak. In addition to kayaking, don a snorkeling mask to explore the vibrant marine life of the Bay Reef Lagoon.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Kapaa and head to the launch point on the Hanalei River, where you learn basic paddling techniques and launch onto the river with a partner in a double kayak. Make your way downriver at a leisurely pace, passing through lush tropical forest and open taro fields.

Spill out into crescent-shaped Hanalei Bay, and disembark on the shores for a rest and light sandwich lunch while enjoying views of Makana Peak, also known as the fictional Bali Hai from the 1958 movie South Pacific.

Once recharged, use provided snorkeling equipment to explore the coral gardens of the Bay Reef Lagoon, home to colorful fish and even sea turtles. Climb back in your kayak and try riding the mellow bay waves if you like before paddling to the end point, where a driver waits to take you back to your original departure point in Kapaa.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bad weather - should have cancelled the tour

We had a very disappointing experience with this tour. The weather was extremely poor before and during the tour, to the point where we could not see where we were kayaking due to the amount of rainfall. What is described as a "leisurely paced kayak"...More

2  Thank Catherine T
Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Catherine, Sorry that the weather conspired against you both. We are, especially in the summer, in a "dry pattern", but rain is always a possibility. Living on 30 mile wide Kaua'i is like being on a small boat with small storm systems blowing quickly...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Amazing, Hanalei Bay and ocean kayak and hideaway beach snorkel

First off, this trip is highly recommended, Lisa was so cool, very informative, and helpful to everyone. This was the highlight of my trip.. We loved everything.. Lisa definitely needs a ATV to haul all the gear down the (what seemed like a mile walk)...More

Thank sherry s
Kayak K, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Aloha Sherry, Thanks for your nice review and getting the word out on our 5 hour Hanalei Blue Lagoon paddle and snorkel. This tour is a gem with great panorama and often some terrific snorkeling. The floods of April has challenged us logistically with the...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile
Great Trip

Our family had an awesome adventure. Kayaking was great with incredible views and lots of information on the surroundings from our fantastic guides Brian and Steve. Snorkeling was good and incredible surroundings. Really enjoyed our main guide Brian who was full of info on all...More

Thank Herb K
Kayak K, Head Guides at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Aloha Herb, Thanks for sharing and getting the word out about our terrific Hanalei Blue Lagoon paddle and snorkel. I believe after Na Pali coast the Hanalei area is number #2 in visitor attraction and seeing it by water on our Blue Lagoon Tour is...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Amazing snorkel and kayak times!

Incredible excursion for kayaking in Hanalei within the bag and estuary. The snorkeling spot had such clear water with so many colorful fish! We even saw two turtles. Out guide Brian, was amazing- full of knowledge about the area and with quick wit, too. Go...More

Thank Gillian P
Kayak K, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Aloha Pgillian, Yes...I was there lending a helping hand when you did your Hanalei Blue Lagoon paddle & Snorkel yesterday. You had a classic calm day with Brian and his energy complimenting the tour. I learn something every time I hang out with Brian; he...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018
could have been better

My family was disappointed in our Hanalei kayak and snorkel. We had a beautiful day. The guides "shorted" our time on the river expecting we could get around to Hideaway Bay. The Seas didn't let us, they can't help the weather. But instead of coming...More

1  Thank Bucketlistraveling
Kayak K, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Aloha Bucket, If you have been following the Kauai weather, it was starting to conspire before the recent massive floods we just witnessed. Guides do usually have a back up plan, but between the high surf which prevented you from exploring Hideaways and the rain...More

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13 April 2018|
Response from Keri M | Reviewed this property |
It's an easy paddle. You start going against the current, which is lazy and fun, not fast paced. Then you go down to the ocean, the ocean party is short and depending on the weather, can be more challenging. The guides are... More
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